What progress have African Americans made in corporate America? This book examines the evidence by drawing on studies of almost 200 black corporate managers and their families. A past president of the New York State Council on Family Relations, author Susan D. Toliver, shows that black families have progressed in corporate America, but the inroads are uneven. Toliver takes a penetrating look at how the cultural identity of black families has been influenced by their participation in corporate America. She also suggests that corporations deepen their commitment to cultural diversity, not in name onlyùbut work to emphasize the talents and develop the strengths of the African American community. Black Families in Corporate America explores the following areas: + Shifting gender dynamics within the families of black managers + Changes in approaches to parenting + Issues of racial identity within corporations and the professional black community Black Families in Corporate America will appeal to scholars in ethnic studies, multicultural counseling, family theory, sociology, social work, personnel management, organizational development, and cross-cultural psychology.
Chapter 10: Summary, Conclusions, and Discussion
Summary, Conclusions, and Discussion
In this chapter, I will attempt to bring to closure the questions that guided and the issues that were raised in this research. A critique of the research and its limitations will be offered with suggestions for further research. The chapter will close with discussion of some issues raised and some explicit and implicit implications of the project. Let us begin by taking a look at the original aims and questions that directed the course of this work.
What was Attempted, what was found
In this work, I have attempted to broadly examine the sources of stress for and the strengths of black families in corporate America. I also delved into the ways in which race is a causal factor ...